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The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact: Will Franke, Building Official, Phn: 904.825.1065, Fax: 904.209.4335, Email: email@example.com; or Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write either of these contacts at City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.
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The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email: email@example.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.
Reminiscent of days gone by when friends and families would gather in the early evening to listen to music in the town square, Concerts in the Plaza brings a wide variety of musical entertainment to St. Augustine’s historic downtown all summer long. Bluegrass and blues, jazz and country, swing and folk, old time and popular rock: Concerts in the Plaza has something for everyone.
This year Concerts in the Plaza celebrates two decades of great entertainment in a great place. The series has been called “the best way to spend a Thursday night in St. Augustine,” and it’s easy to understand why when you’re sitting under the majestic oaks of the Plaza de la Constitución enjoying quality musical entertainment.
The concert season starts with an afternoon performance from 1 - 5 p.m. on Memorial Day and continues all summer long on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and concludes, as does summer, on Labor Day with another afternoon performance.
All concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza.
Concerts in the Plaza prides itself on providing a wide variety of entertainment by showcasing the best in regional musical talent. For many of the series’ most faithful followers, a highlight of the weekly concerts is the chance to become reacquainted with some favorite performers. Some bands have been playing in the series season after season while others have joined the roster in more recent years guaranteeing a wide variety of entertainment all summer long.
This summer’s schedule is:
|May 31||The St. Augustine Jazz Society with Roland Fleming Connection and ET "Swings the Thing" - Memorial Day|
|June 3||The Driftwoods|
|June 10||Mid-Life Crisis|
|June 17||Ancient City Slickers|
|June 24||Elizabeth & The Grapes of Roth|
|July 1||Bob & Joline’s Friends of Mine Band|
|July 8||The Restless Kind|
|July 15||Triple Rock Blues Band|
|July 22||The Falling Bones|
|July 29||The Mike Hart Band|
|August 5||The Company|
|August 12||Big Pineapple|
|August 19||Mischief Express|
|August 26||Rob Peck & Friends|
|September 2||Skin ‘n Bonz & The Big Hungry Boys|
|September 6||The St. Augustine Jazz Society - Labor Day|
Click here for a printable 2010 Concerts in the Plaza schedule
Location and Parking
A gathering place for the people of St. Augustine for well over four centuries, the Plaza de la Constitución is located in the heart of St. Augustine between Cathedral Place and King Street, just to the west of the Bridge of Lions. Each week performers entertain from The Gazebo, a fixture in the center of the Plaza for nearly a century. There is no permanent seating in the Plaza so attendees should bring lounge chairs. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza de la Constitución.
On street parking is available near the Plaza and is free after 5 p.m. Parking is also available in the Historic Downtown Parking Facility (HDPF) located at the St. Augustine & St. Johns County Visitors Information Center, a 10-minute walk along St. George St. from the Plaza. The cost for parking in the HDPF is $1.25 per hour with a $7.50 per day maximum.
Rain? What rain?
Because Florida’s summer rain showers are usually brief, even when heavy, it is rare for a performance to be cancelled in advance. As is often said: The only way you’ll know if a concert is cancelled is to be there. Performances may be postponed if the rain seems brief, but cancelled only if the weather prohibits the performance from continuing. If a concert is cancelled in advance, every effort will be made to notify the public through the local media.
Need to know more?
Concerts in the Plaza is produced by the City of St. Augustine’s Public Affairs Department with funding support from the St. Johns County Tourist Development Council.
For more information, call 904.825.1004 during weekday office hours, email email@example.com, or write Department of Public Affairs, P. O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.
For information about visiting St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra and the Beaches, call 800.653.2489 or visit www.getaway4florida.com.